Bracing for Power Challenges: Eskom and the Unlikely Scenario of Stage 16 Load-Shedding

Navigating New Regulations There’s been a new development in South Africa’s ongoing energy saga. The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has been presented with a set of regulations by the National Rationalised Specifications (NRS) Association of South Africa. These guidelines outline how power utility Eskom could execute load-shedding up to an unprecedented Stage […]

South Africa Braces for Stage 16 Load Shedding as Eskom Struggles to Stabilize Grid

South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, recently confirmed that a new national standards document proposes providing load-shedding schedules up to Stage 16. Eskom says it aims to prevent grid collapse should load-shedding beyond Stage 8 become necessary. However, there are some practical limitations on industrial plants. This news comes amid growing concern over Eskom’s recent peak […]

South Africa Implements Tougher Load Shedding Stages to Combat Electricity Shortages

The National Rationalised Specifications (NRS) Association of South Africa is actively engaged in the development of new load shedding stages in the country. The NRS Association is a collaborative forum of organizations formed to standardize equipment specifications in the South African Electricity Supply Industry. The NRS 048-9 Code of Practice, which governs load shedding, is […]

Eskom responds to Stage 16 load-shedding schedules for South Africa: A Plan of Action

A collaborative effort between Eskom, its System Operator, and industry stakeholders is underway to revise the guidelines for South Africa’s load-shedding stages. Acting head of generation at Eskom, Thomas Conradie, shared this information while providing updates on the progress of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s National Energy Crisis Committee. Although Conradie did not confirm if the schedule […]